Some people who are eating those new Peeps-flavored Oreos are apparently in the pink ― well, their poop is.
The limited-edition Oreos were released a few weeks ago to a hungry world.
Since then, there’s been anecdotal evidence suggesting the blending of two edible icons has some strange side effects.
Some are immediately obvious.
Food blogger Junk Food Guy gave the Peeps Oreos high marks, calling it “a sweet sweet flavor bomb.”
However, he warned readers:
“Dude, the creme turned my saliva bright pink! BRIGHT PINK! This is sort of horrifying – this is the type of food dye where an hour later, when I went to brush my teeth, IT TURNED MY TOOTHBRUSH PINK. What the heck. WHAT THE HECK.”
Others noticed a similar effect on the back end.
Some got more graphic.
To emphasize: All of these reports of pink poop from Peeps Oreos is strictly anecdotal. Not everyone who has sampled them has had the same colorful experience.
HuffPost lifestyle editor Carly Ledbetter sampled the cookies without any ill effects.
“I only ate one or two at a time so I didn’t have any side effects,” she said. “I think this is probably more for people who eat a lot of them, like an entire sleeve (or two!) at once.”
An Oreo spokeswoman sent this statement explaining the pink poop from the Peeps Oreos.
The Oreo Peep limited-edition sandwich cookies contain a bright pink food coloring, FD&C Red Number 3. We use this ingredient in the product consistent with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
Certain foods can temporarily color the tongue and inside of the mouth. This is common with brightly colored products such as ice pops, gelatins and drink mixes, as well as with certain fruits and vegetables, including beets and cranberries. Such foods can also temporarily color stool.
This story has been updated to include a statement from Oreos.